OSU’s newest basketball walk-on has a last name familiar to Cowboys

OSU’s newest basketball walk-on has a last name familiar to Cowboys

Jaxton Bobik is the son of Daniel Bobik, the former Cowboy sharpshooter who was part of the 2004 Final Four team.

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

| Jan 16, 2024, 2:55pm CST

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

Jan 16, 2024, 2:55pm CST

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State has another Bobik.

Jaxton Bobik, son of former Cowboy sharpshooter Daniel Bobik, has walked on to the Cowboy basketball team, the elder Bobik has told Sellout Crowd.

Jaxton Bobik recently completed a two-year mission as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his dad said Jaxton Bobik considered enrolling for the spring semester at a junior college or smaller school. But instead, the family decided to reach out to OSU coach Mike Boynton about Bobik being a walk-on.

“Long story short, Coach Boynton was like, ‘Yeah, man, walk on. You can get in shape, we’ll get you in the weight room and put 20 pounds on you, you can come get beat up a little bit and go from there and see if you can earn a scholarship next year,’” Daniel Bobik said Tuesday. “It’s kind of crazy.”

Jaxton Bobik, a 6-foot-8 small forward, last played organized basketball in 2021 before for his mission. As a senior at Queen Creek High School in the Phoenix suburbs, he averaged 16.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.

He was coached at Queen Creek by his dad.

Daniel Bobik played during one of OSU’s most memorable eras. The 2003-04 Cowboys became a phenomenon with the likes of Tony Allen, John Lucas, the Graham twins and Bobik. The Eddie Sutton-coached team made the Final Four.

Bobik transferred to OSU from BYU in 2002, and when he arrived in Stillwater, he and wife, Natalie, brought along their 6-week-old baby.

That infant is now an OSU walk-on.

“To know that our son is in a good spot, in a place that we love with people that are going to love him and wrap their arms around him like they did for us,” Daniel Bobik said, “it’s really special. We’re grateful for that.”

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Jenni Carlson is a columnist with the Sellout Crowd network. Follow her on Twitter at @JenniCarlson_OK. Email [email protected].

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